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minister to questions on several issues including how u.s.-china relations are affected by taiwan and restrictions on foreign journalists working in china. this half-hour portion as courtesy of china's central television. the english translation follows the chinese. >> i have two questions. last year we saw some china and u.s. relations in particular because of the u.s. arms sales to taiwan. it caused strains on the china u.s. ties. how do you see the future of this financial relationship? what will be the reaction from the chinese side of the united states further sells weapons to taiwan? second, foreign journalists encountered some difficulties and restrictions in their reporting activities in china in the past weeks. some foreign journalists or even be ten. what is your comment? >> [speaking chinese] >> translator: first i would like to say that we all know president hu jintao paid a visit to the united states of the invitation of president barack obama last january. that visit achieved full success. an important agreement was reached between the leaders of the two countries an
will explain to those lawmakers and to the american people his take on the u.s. military involve in the the north african nation, which began just over a week ago. white house correspondent mike emanuel is at the national defense university, the site of the speech tonight with a preview. mike? >> reporter: good evening. president obama will speak to a mostly military audience in the auditorium about why he authorized military force in libya. and where the mission goes from here. military intervention by the u.s. and allies appeared to have shifted momentum in favor of the rebels who fought their way to muammar gaddafi's hometown of sirte. >> clearly, the opposition is not well-organized and it's not a very robust organization. that is obvious. so any gain that they make is tenuous based on that. >> reporter: in a town hall on univision simulcast in spanish, president obama reiterated about libya. >> our involvement is there is going to be limited. both in time and in scope. >> reporter: over the weekend, mr. obama explained why he believed military action was necessary. >> i firm
. >> thank you, jim, for that. >>> president obama says it's not always up to the u.s. to step in when there's turmoil overseas. but in a preview to his national address on monday, the president says the current crisis in libya demands america's attention. >> the united states should not and cannot intervene every time there's a crisis somewhere in the world. but i firmly believe that when innocent people are being brutalized, when someone like gadhafi threatens a bloodbath that could destabilize a national region, then it's in our national interest to act. >> nbc's mike viqueira is our national correspondent on alex. >> what prompted the president to speak out on monday? >> after criticism from the left and the right, democrats and republicans here in washington. the president is suffering from two perceptions here, alex. first, this came very suddenly. usually when americans start to see tomahawks flying off or airplanes in flight drops dropping smart bombs, it comes after weeks if not months of debate. there was no such -- there was no such action. secretary of state hillary clinton was i
safe for infants, i'm wolf blitzer, you're in the "situation room." in a span of 24 hours, the u.s. military said the coalition launched more than 50 strikes in the mission to protect libyan civilians. but no indication the battle is being over. just a short while ago the secretary of state warned gadhafi the quickest way to end it is for him to leave.<[kyk: . we2íor certainly encouraged the would make a right decision. not only institute a real co comprehensive cease-fire but withdraw from the cities and military abs and prepare for a transition that does not incl e include. >> there are serious reports of major clashes under way. what do we know about the fighting at this moment. >> you just heard secretary of state hillary clinton encouraging momammar gadhafi bu he's not backing down. a couple of major developments that shows that this conflict is far from over. anded stage is set from what could be a lengthy and complicated conflict. let's start with a strategically strategic city. then gadhafi forces took it over. when the momentum shifted back to the opposition forces and t
growth, and some disappointing news about the u.s. job market. the selling was broad-based-- the dow fell 228 points, closing below the 12,000 level; the nasdaq lost 50, and the s&p 500 was down almost 25 points. >> tom: this stock selling comes as the bull market celebrated its second anniversary this week. could the rally be over, or just taking a pause? peter cohen is co-author of "capital rising," and he is with us from newton, massachusetts. lincoln ellis is the chief investment officer at the strategic financial group. he joins us from the cme group in chicago. welcome to nightly business report. nice to see both of you. >> thank you. >> thanks, tom. >> tom: peter, let's begin with you. time to buy more shares on these lower prices or to cut some of the losses you've seen recently and sell? >> i say it's time to buy. i mean it could go lower. i mean you could have a 5% correction can. but in general, the market is doing fan tasically. it's been up almost 100% since the low of march 2009. it's trading act a relatively low pe of around 15 which is much better than the pe of a typical
, not only in the u.s. but throughout asia, africa, and south america that are all contributing to higher crude oil prices and consequently higher gasoline prices at the pump. >> reporter: those higher gas prices came as many were starting to feel better about the economy, but now any extra cash may be going right into the the tank. >> i think it's crazy. >> reporter: jason king spends $40 more a month on gas. >> pretty soon i'm going to have to start thinking about riding a bike or other means of transportation, definitely. >> reporter: in fact, those skyrocketing prices have some giving up the road for the rails. metro use in los angeles, up 10%. and across the country commuters are using the latest technology, smartphone apps and social media, to find the cheapest gas, anything to save a buck. >> everybody i know is trying to carpool and fill up the car as much as possible. >> reporter: gas prices hit a high in february, but in the weeks ahead spring is when prices typically rise the most. miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. >> and as we mentioned at the top of the newscast, the ob
that was run by the u.s. will be commanded by nato, an obama diplomatic win. but many in congress warn president obama not to send u.s. ground troops to depose gadhafi, who is said to be in this car today. >> yes, we want him out. no, we don't want to do it at the enormous cost of military invasion. >> reporter: the president has to justify taking sides in what some see as a civil war. >> will america's commitment & end in days, not weeks, as the president promised? >> reporter: defense secretary gates admitted on "meet the press," libya is not vital. >> no, i don't think it's vital interests for the united states, but we clearly have interests there, and it's a part of the recently, which is a vital interest for the united states. >> reporter: a region in chaos, uprisings in egypt, syria, bahrain, jordan, might the president commit the u.s. military elsewhere. libya's already cost about $1 billion. with no clear end in sight. >>> tonight, some u.s. naviville vessels are reported to be pulling out of the mediterranean. tomorrow, u.s. allies meet about libya. the plan is to put pressure
that have nothing to do with china and essential to get right to make sure the u.s. and european countries are back on track. >> host: it's like a couple different books in one book. there's the story of the decline of the west, the rise of the east, and the basic premise of the lines are going to cross. >> guest: you can argue there's an absolute part for sure talking about the west in isolation and what the issues are going on there, and then, of course, we live in an amazing time of china and other emerging economies have done the unthinkable, moving hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty. of course, that's answering the ire relative question as well which is what i've done in the book. >> host: let's start by talking about what's going wrong in the west. >> guest: sure. first of all, i think it's really important in terms of context of my work, entalk about unintended consequences, good intentions, but yields bad outcomes. what i've done in the book is focus on the three key ingredients. those are capital, basically money, labor, which is basically the work force, and then fina
are willing to die for him, says the u.s. will face a bloody war if they intervene. bill: jonathan hunt, live at the libyan-tunisian border, hello there. >> reporter: good morning to you. colonel gadhafi appears to be as defiant as ever this morning. in a speech to his people, marking the 34th anniversary of the peoples' congress and in front of what appears to be a hand-picked audience, he said that he and his supporters will, quote, fight to the last man and to the last woman. he railed against intervention, warning the united states and others not to troy to intervene in the situation in libya. he says he and his people -- [inaudible] >> [broken speech] >> he is building -- he is fire up supporters by implying this is all an international plot to oust him. meanwhile he says al-qaeda is prompting some of the violence against him. >> [inaudible] >> -- united states and al-qaeda combined, but this is the reality world in which colonel gadhafi appears to live right now. there is also violence in several cities right now. the pro ga-- >> [broken speech] >> here on the border we still have a gro
-country, 5-day tour, meant to establish u.s. ties and to reconfirm and build some of those ties, so he takes a lot of criticism for this trip as you well know having watched the coverage over the last several days as the attack on libya was ramping up. bill: in the meantime president obama suggesting libyan people are ready to move on without qaddafi from an interview late last night. >> we believe it's not a matter of military might, but instead an idea that comes to the libyan people that it's time for a change that ends up ultimately sweeping qaddafi out of power. bill: that may be the case in the end. so far though that's not happened. new videotape you can watch from tripoli, the libyan capitol, this as car daie appearing -- this is qaddafi appearing last night in front of a crowd, it looks like several thousand people in a field, at the same palace that was bombed two days ago by these tomahawk cruise missiles launched by the british into that palace. want to bring in this map now and show you the theater of operations throughout the entire mediterranean and europe. there are so
site and take our non-scientific "you decide" poll. should the u.s. go after moammar qaddafi? 14% of you have say yes. you can still weigh in. bill: we have a fox news alert. police on the scene at the airport. a suspicious package located near one of the baggage carousels. not quite sure what's in it if anything. police say they do not think it's related to what we saw last night. did you see this ranging fire last night? look at these pictures. this is at the airport in miami. the fire breaking out in the area where the fuel is kept. it was not near a runway or terminal. this morning there could be flight delays because the airport is running at 40% fuel capacity. look at the night skylight up in miami. we are giving you a live report at the airport to find out what happened at the fire and also what's going on with this suspicious package. >> tense moments in the sky as two passenger flights are forced to land without help from anyone in the airport control tower. it happened at reagan national airport just across the river from our nation's capitol. take a listen as the contr
: president obama gets the u.s. military involved in the libya situation and tells gaddafi he must go. we'll look at the citizen soldiers trying to hold off the libyan army. what last year's oil spill is still doing to the gulf coast. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. president obama again called on libyan leader muammar gaddafi to step down. on the ground in libya, mutenist army unit helping to secure a key oil instalelation after rebels repelled attack from gaddafi loyalist. they ruled out any negotiations with gaddafi and the international criminal court said they will investigate gaddafi and his sons for possible crimes against humanity. we begin coverage with white house correspondent mike emanuel. >> reporter: as liberal forces fight the regime at strategic joint conference, at news conference with mexican president felipe calderon, president obama called out the libyan leader by name, a new approach. >> let me be very unambiguous about this. colonel gaddafi needs to step down from power and leave. that is good for his countr
after the killing of u.s. immigration agent in mexico. american agents cannot legally carry guns south of the border. at today's news conference near president said that should change. each points out the americans are there in a support role and not as law enforcement officers as well. both presidents promised to do more to protect u.s. agents working in mexico. >> i assure you that we will be examining all our procedures and protocols in terms of how our agents travel throughout mexico and we will be working in close contact with mexican law enforcement, who i'm sure will have important advice in terms of how we operate in that region. >> shepard: and now there has been a gruesome killing on this side of the border. experts call it a first for mexican drug lords. and cops say the cartels are trying to send a very clear message right here in the united states. that message and the rest of the day's news coming up from the journalists of fox news tonight on "the fox report." are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? the experts at imperial
earthquakes the world has ever seen. 8.9 quake hting japan overnight. the waves now barreling towards the u.s. pictures we are seeing out of japan are unimaginable. it's wave after wave literally swallowing up cars, boats and homes. some terrifying moments in an airport outside of tokyo when the quake hit. watch this video. now there is one report. you find the capital city of tokyo. that report that confirmed. but an earthquake of horrific proportions causing buildings to shake and the tsunami that followed. seldom have we seen images like this. welcome to "america's newsroom." martha: this quake struck just after 3:00 p.m. local time in japan while most of us were sleeping. this was the scene. unbelievably powerful waves crashing ashore causing wired spread destruction. there are massive fires being dealt with and a nuclear emergency. we have more details on that. bill: there was so much to watch and do have, we'll do our best it, the 7th largest earthquake ever record. it's the largest to hit japan. evacuations underway in several coastal towns. trace gallagher joins us with more on that.
sure the u.s. and european countries are on the right track. >> host: is almost like there's a couple of different books in one book. there is your story of the decline of the west. the rise of the east, and i guess the basic premise is that the lines are going to cross. >> you can argue that there is an absolute part talking about the west and its isolation and with the issues are going on there and of course we live in an easing time when china and the other emerging economies have done the unthinkable moving these people of poverty so it is going to be in the year relevant question as well which is what i have done in the book. >> let's start by talking about what is going on in the west. >> guest: sure. i think it's important that in terms of the context of my work i talked about the unintended consequences, things that seemingly undersurface from the good intention but actually yield bad outcomes and what i've done in this book is to focus on the three key ingredients that economists focus on as the drivers of economic growth and those are capital which is basically money. lieber
slightly more than 24 hours since the worst earthquake in recent u.s. history shook the country's heartland. so far, seven states have been declared disaster areas. reports are coming in that indicate thousands may have died and hundreds of thousands are left homeless. officials say memphis, tennessee has been the hardest hit, but buildings have collapsed in st. louis, missouri, paducah, kentucky, and evansville, indiana. narrator: those are chilling words. fortunately, the report is not real. it's only a video made to dramatize the potential impact of a severe earthquake, but what if... man: all communications to the cities of memphis, st. louis, paducah, evansville, and little rock narrator: what if a destructive earthquake really shook up the central united states? you know i'd love to stand here and tell you that we're ready to handle this, but i can't in all honesty. the central part of the united states, we're not ready for a major earthquake. so we've got to plan to take care of our own. narrator: more chilling words, but this time they're the real deal, spoken by the director of eme
available to about 600 animals of u.s. government personnel and japan and the pentagon will assist in the departures and the u.s. expanding its recommended evacuation zone around the nuclear plant to a radius of 50 mi.. president obama speaking this afternoon about the situation the president called japan's prime minister to express his sympathy in a 30 minute phone call on wednesday president obama assured them that we will help them rebuild the devastated nation and our president emphasized the u.s. will do everything support possible to support japan. white house officials say that kan brief the president on efforts to contain the nuclear emergency. the aftermath of the earthquake in tsunami especially painful for one chicago woman her 25 year-old son has been missing for one week in japan now. we have been talking with the mother in life and the west side. >> a very sad one the last time this cynthia spoke with their son was on march 10th a message on line that he let her know that despite earthquake warnings that he was fine. cynthia has not heard since. a message that seems o
as egyptian president has now resigned. one of the u.s. airmen wounded in wednesday's attack at a german airport remains in critical condition tonight. two airmen were killed. a fourth sustained injuries not believed to be life threatening. national correspondent catherine herridge reports on what we know and what we don't know about the suspect. >> reporter: this picture of arif uka comes from social networking site where he wrote about the holy war and the unbeliever. german officials say uka confessed to the shooting at the frankfurt airport on wednesday that left two dead and two others wounded. the evidence so far points to a single gunman, does it amount to act of terrorism? the question was put to the state department spokesman. >> it's not a terrorist? attack? can you make it clear? >> was the shooting of congresswoman gabrielle giffords a terrorist attack? i mean, you have to look at the evidence and look at the motivation and then you make a judgment. >> reporter: a day earlier while intelligence reports were circulating that the gunman shouted "god is great" as he opened fire,
get anything though and they took off down independence. u.s. park police say despite that crime, the mall remains safe gentleman several years ago, we do -- we did have some robberies on the mail. they were prosecuted. we haven't had any serious crimes against persons in several years here so we have a pretty low crime rate through here. >> the victim was treated at the hospital for head and leg injuries. he has not been identified. we'll have more coming up in a live report at 6:30. >>> police are soying for a suspect after a deadly shooting in northeast. officers responded to reports of gunfire along bryant street in d.c. just south of rhode island avenue around 10:00 last night. they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. he was later pronounced dead at the hospital notch word on any -- at the hospital. no word on any motive. >>> mayor vince gray's first state of the district address. the mayor says he is focusing on creating jobs, improving education, stopping hiv transmission and developing communities east of the river. the mayor did not directly discuss the current a
a weekend of punishing allied air attacks in libya. according to u.s. officials, coalition strikes have successfully crippled gadhafi's air defenses and a no-fly zone is effectively in place over the country. although gadhafi himself is not a target of what is being called operation odyssey dawn, one of the strikes caused extensive damage to the libyan leader's tripoli compound last night. at this hour, gadhafi's whereabouts remain unknown. he has vowed to fight a long, drawn out war with western forces. making the rounds on the sunday talk shows, admiral mike mullen stressed that the u.s. role in libya would be limited but he did not give an exact date of how long the u.s. would remain involved. >> there's no one that understands better than i that the stress and the strain that we've been under for a long time in our tenth year of war, both in iraq and in afghanistan. that said, we are within our capability and capacity to be able to execute this mission. the directions have been given to me, it is limited. it is very focused and in that regard, we're more than able, as has been shown
and the u.s. involvement. one of the headlines in "the washington times" -- "the rebels move towards tripoli." the baltimore sun" with libya facing questions. the public and congress question the u.s. involvement. in "the wall street journal" this morning "the u.s. will not back intervention." we continue our discussion with involving the u.s. and its involvement in the situation in libya, two words. coming up, "regime change." what should the u.s. mission be as the situation continues to develop in libya and whether or not regime change should be on that list. the numbers are -- host: if you have called in the last 30 days, send us a message electronically. the e-mail address is journal@c- span.org. among the items in the paper talking about u.s. and its involvement in the libyan situation is this op-ed piece by fred stevens in "the wall street journal." "bolivia mission was never about regime change -- the libyan mission was never about regime change." in this, he quotes gates. "the mission was never about regime change." the article goes on to say "does this mean the mission accomplished"
of terrorism after the u.s. drops 40 missiles and tomahawk cruise missiles targets sites. >> steve: joining us from the site where that plane was shot down yesterday, rick, do we know, whose plane was that and who did shoot it down? >> reporter: we can confirm now who that plane belonged to. we believe we're the only network have located the fighter jet that shot down out of the skies of benghazi, yesterday morning. behind me is the engine of that jet, the wings, char pieces remains and the photographer was rolling on the jet that was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed into that area on the southern edge of the city and what we're hearing from locals is that they believe the pilot, who was an opposition fighter as opposed to gaddafi directed this wounded jet into this area that's unpopulated and old adoption home. and the pilot put the jet here and we know that the pilot had a family and ejected far too late and we found the harness from his ejecting seat out of the seat itself and to clear up confusion we found a tail section of the jet pointed with the old royal jet and the new flag for t
and involving u.s. forcesize dramatically higher tonight. earlier today libya's government responded to a tough new united nations resolution authorizing military strikes and said it would agree to a cease-fire in its struggle against opposition forces. but within hours there was ample evidence, including i'm told u.s. intelligence images, that the fighting continues. tonight the white house says gadhafi is in violation of that resolution already and the libyan dictator is left to mull this stern warning from the president of the united states. >> if gadhafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences and the resolution will be enforced through military action. >> tonight the united kingdom and france say they are moving warplanes into the region and qatar and the united arab emirates are promising to join the anti-gadhafi coalition as well. president obama was another mand, no u.s. ground forces would be involved, but u.s. officials say a number of u.s. military and intelligence assets are part of this new effort, including awacs and refueling plan
u.s. navy is now joining the efforts to cool the reactor is down with the power knocked out since the tsunami seawater has been used to cool the plant but it contains salts which is damaging the reactor units the u.s. navy should arrive shortly and began pumping fresh water into the damage reactors. japan is urging the tokyo electric co. to be more transparent about the information about the reactors. it is causing people to suffer skin burns from highly radioactive water. >> the situation at the nuclear power plants is still unpredictable. we are trying to prevent it from getting worse we cannot allow ourselves to be optimistic. >> levels of radioactive iodine in sea water up to 19 mi. offshore are 5 to 1200 times higher than normal. there may be some sort of leakage directly into the ocean. the crisis was weighing heavily on the minds of dozens of people who offered their help today at fund-raisers in chicago. >> both fund-raisers today brought out a small crowds but they had big hearts. the japanese american service committee combined classical japanese bands with a bake sale
now in the murder of two u.s. air men, the gunman confessing to targeting the u.s. military, saying he acted alone, opening fire inside of a u.s. military bust in germany. good morning, everybody the we're sorting through all this again today. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom" and welcome to arthel neville, nice to see you today. arthel: nice to see you as well, in for martha maccallum. a 20-year-old ethnic albainan from kosovo, we're told he was radicalized over the past few weeks. bill: reportedly yelling "god is great" in arabic before starting with the gun fire. >> reporter: we don't have the identities of the air men killed or wounded, one said to be in critical condition at a hospital in frankfurt right now. it's really difficult to believe that this man, this shooter, who has confessed to killing the two air men was radicalized in the last few weeks, but that is what germany's interior minister is saying. family members who have been interviewed about the suspect, arid uka, say he was a tkwout muslim but that the whole family was extremely proamerican. they live i
developments on two big stories. is the u.s. preparing to bomb libya? the u.n.'s major decision to protect libyan civilians from the gadhafi regime. >>> and also the race to stop a nuclear disaster in japan. today's desperate emergency action to stop an all outright meltdown. it is friday, march 18th. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm peggy bunker. >> and i'm rob nelson. >>> military action against libya could happen in just a matter of hours. meanwhile, moammar gadhafi's son interviewed exclusively with abc news is now responding and is as defiant as ever. >>> and as nuclear crisis escalates in japan, the west coast of the united states is now on alert already monitoring radiation levels there. >> it's funny, too, because they say they have those monitors up already. in seattle, your hometown, will be the first place to know if a wave does hit us. >> and the epa will be watching that closely. that's for sure. >>> we do begin with the dramatic decision to take military action in libya. the u.n. security council voted just hours ago. >> and now the u.s., france, britain and other countries ar
's so-called third war escalates at the cost of american lives. most recently, jaime zapata, the u.s. immigration agent ambushed and murdered. mike emanuel is live from the white house. >> reporter: this comes at a tense time between u.s.-mexico relations. fingerpointing about the violence south of the border. we expect president obama and president calderon to make opening statements and talk about the relationship, the economics, how they can cooperate to deal with with the violence issues, but then we expect questions, one question from an american reporter and one from a mexican reporter and then it can branch out to other issues. we can expect questions about violence. when the president came into the briefing room yesterday to talk about a different matter, reporters tried to shout questions at him about libya and he said there would be a chance to talk about that today. we've heard defense secretary gates downplaying the idea of a no-fly zone, saying it would take resources, manpower and an attack on libyan soil would be required to take out their air-defense systems and domin
will convene the latest hearing on islamic radicalization in the u.s. six witnesses will testify at this hearing that will be live on c-span3. three members of congress will be testifying, including one of two muslims in the congress, dingell, and frank wolf, a republican from virginia. what is your reaction to this hearing? we want to discuss it this morning on the "washington journal." as we go through the newspapers. host: we have set aside our fourth line this morning on the "washington journal" for muslims in the u.s. we will begin taking those phone calls in just a moment. first, we want to get an update on what is going on in the congress when it comes to money. here is the headline in yesterday's "washington times." "senators hail defeat of rival spending cuts." joining us on the line is david hawkins. what happened yesterday in the senate and what happens next? guest: yesterday in the senate, the senate was asked to vote on two competing versions of legislation to cut money for the rest of this fiscal year, which only last until september 30. the republican option, the b
pictures, ro, take a look. >> couric: tonight, libya's oil facilities under attack as the u.s. gets set to talk to nato allies about imposing a no-fly zone. i'm katie couric. also tonight, a difficult ash wednesday for some catholics. parishioners in the philadelphia area learn if their priest is suspected of sex abuse. the suspect in the tucson massacre comes face to face with some of the victims. and overnight, a mother of one becomes a mother to nine keeping her family together after tragedy strikes. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. what, if anything, can the obama administration do about the situation in libya? as the white house continues to weigh its options, moammar qaddafi's forces keep pounding the opposition from the air and on the ground. 30 miles from tripoli, government troops retook most of zawiyah today after almost a week of bitter fighting. hospital officials report dozens of deaths on both sides. in the east, where the rebels control almost all
the situation in libya as "unique" and said the u.s. intervened militarily to prevent a humanitarian crisis. >> it's true that america cannot use our military wherever repression occurs. and given the costs and risks of intervention, we must always measure our interests against the need for action. but that cannot be an argument for never acting on behalf of what's right. of course, there is no question that libya and the world would be better off with gadhafi out of power. i along with many other world leaders have embraced that goal. and will actively pursue it through non-military means. but broadening our military mission to include regime change would be a mistake. >> and to further that point on regime change, the president said "weapon went down that road in iraq." he also said that history is not on gadhafi's side. he says nato will assume full control of the libyan mission wednesday, and the u.s. will play a supporting role, reducing the risk and the cost of the operation. >>> the president's speech was not enough to satisfy some critics on capitol hill. house speaker john boehner
martha raddatz reports now on the u.s. response. >> reporter: dozens of helicopters from the carrier "uss ronald reagan" are delivering food and supplies nonstop. others are searching for the thousands still missing or stranded by the quake. and the ravaging waters that followed. seven u.s. ships with thousands of sailors aboard are now taking part in the effort with four more ships on the way. >> we're first to respond to anything that goes on in this world. i feel that we are -- we put our best effort forward and we give them all the resources that we would give anybody in america. >> reporter: marines from okinawa and dozens more transport helicopters have moved up the coast of japan. at least 100 air force personnel are working to restore electricity to an air base near the most effected areas. and the 150-member search and rescue teams from virginia and california that have been called upon in so many tragedies, will be moving out into the stricken towns. an indication just how desperate the japanese are for aid, in the 1995 earthquake there where 6,000 people died,
in mlyangi. >> stock tock closed down over there six percent. >> u.s. naval forces are moving away from japan over fears of troops exposed to dangerous radiation particularly on the uss regan. >> rescue relief remains top priority but thousands of people are evacuated near the fukushima nuclear plant. if you look at it. second hydrogen explosion to rock the plant and the massive cloud of smoke is carrying radioactive conitalination and that is a concern for the u.s. naval ship providing humanitarian assistance. that affects uss ronald reagan a hundred miles from the plant. they detected low levels of radiation and prompted the ship to move further out to sea. in fact, the commander of the fleet. vice admiral, reveals that the ships are being temporarily repositioned and aircraft away from the fukushima dutch nuclear plant. it goes on to report that sensative units were conducted. 17 crew members were exposed to low level activity in the mission and the radio activity was removed from the affected crew by washing with soap and water and no further contamination was detected so far. >> so what
, this the morning after president obama said it would happen. watch this attack from the u.s.-led operation in the mediterranean. meanwhile, on the ground, where that tomahawk cruise missile is headed, reports from the desert that qaddafi soldiers are attacking rebel fighters with a hella machine gun and rocket fire. the lead libyan brigade, led by one of qaddafi's sons, pushing rebels away from the home town of sirte and sirte is where the battle will be joined. good morning, everybody. a lot of developments from oophnight and the morning here. welcome, i'm bill hemmer here in "america's newsroom". how you doing martha? martha: very busy. goodgood morning, bill, good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum. these attacks come as pentagon officials tell fox news that they are closely watching a qaddafi facility that could be storing materials to make chemical weapons and although troops are standing their ground today, there are signs that qaddafi's inner circle may be starting to crack. bill: want to go live to rick leventhal, live from ras lanuf. rick, hello. >> we're running an active c
to balance, it is literally, figuratively impossible. jenna: the gop making it clear the u.s. cannot keep wracking up debt and some saying something, if anything, needs to be stkpwhraoupb unfortunately we know republicans control one of one levers of law making, the democrats have the senate, the democrats have the white house, nobody wants to shut down the government, but one thing is nonnegotiable, as our speaker said, we will not that -- will not pass bills that to not create savings for the american people. skpwr*epb jen carl kan iron is live on this story. it seems this different on time it's different. do lawmakers sound more skeptical than before the last time of this temporary fix? >> this time you've gotand republicans alike expressing scep ti similar, this time around they are very, very apart. there have been five extensions that lawmakers have given themselves up to come up with a spending gap this year and the gaps to the two proposals is huge. the republicans have passed a measure in the house that would cut $61 billion from current spending, that is a house-passed legislati
had help from the u.s. military. radiation leveled have sored around the complex. japanese authorities told people to seal doors and winnows and stay in home and avoid going out at all. japanese prime minister said radiation is released from the three reactors from the nuclear plant and a high risk of more radiation coming out. reactors are over heat raising the risk. japan has imposed a no fly zone over the plant. high levels of radiation in tokyo and now reportedly dropping. but just outside of tokyo there are above the normal level by 10 times. back to you in the studio. >> martha: thank you for much. david piper reporting there. >> brian: it has raised levels outside in the province. that is the kyoto news reporting that as we started the show. >> steve: some spots the radiation is 400 times higher than what a person should be exposed to in a year. the pictures are heart breaking. we'll look at the reactors that have gone hay wire. reactor one an explosion on saturday . reactor two, an exposure . reactor two yesterday. 90 percent of the core uncovered . the reactor caught fire toda
democrats in a bit. also, the head of the u.s. intelligence says gadhafi not likely to back downytime soon. we're going to go live to nic robertson on the ground in libya shortly. >>> we're all over the controversial hearing in washington on how some muslims in america are being radicalized. congressman peter king called for the hearing and will be joining me in a couple minutes. i want to begin with a story that you are outraged by just as much as i am. i'm talking about that little girl in tiny cleveland, texas, told they are principal she was gang raped. now her town has been rocked by these allegations that 18 men and schoolboys possibly more here, assaulted this 11-year-old child. a child. think about that for a moment. the suspects 18 of them range in age from middle schoolers all the way up to a 27-year-old. some of them allegedly recorded this gang rape on their cell phones. and they spread it around school. court documents paint a brutal picture as to what happened as one young man after another forced that sixth grade girl into hours of sex. but the defense says the girl is not c
now. megyn: thanks, guys. this is a fox news alert. breaking news from the pentagon, where u.s. military leaders say there is a change of mission in libya. welcome to "america live," everyone. i'm megyn kelly. here's the latest on the situation right new. a senior u.s. defense official saying that military strikes are now going to start focusing on moammar qaddafi's ground troops and artillery. no more cruise missiles unless needed. the pentagon says the battle on the ground is busy, where brigades commanded by qaddafi's sons are "fully engaged." nato warships are patrolling the coast to enforce an arms embargo. live report coming up. new warnings that the situation in libya and across the arab world as a whole now pose a threat to the united states economy. eric bowling and the fox business network picks up that piece of the story. eric? >> reporter: a couple of months ago before anything started in egypt or tunisia, we were talking about the higher price for food. that was when oil went from $50 up to $80. as we speak, $106 a barrel because of what's going on in the middle ea
in 1999, $1.1 trillion. in 2000, $2.3 trillion. u.s. government funds paid to companies and individuals not entitled to receive it, $20 billion. a total of $4.629 trillion. this is taxpayer money. this is retirement money. this is the money for medical care. this is the wealth of america and is being stolen. people need to read this book, "crossing the rubicon." 9/11 synthetic terror -- host: we are going to leave it there. we want to make sure we get other calls and e-mails. bob rates us from florida -- bob writes us from florida. looking at the news, the 2012 election race heats up. in "the wall street journal" -- "in the effort to defeat president obama." also, looking at other news, "usa today" -- the profiles one woman who says she is mistaken for somebody's wife whenever she walks in the front door of the v.a. center. she says there's an attitude that women did not serve their country. "they think veterans are men, not women. it is an attitude the department of veterans affairs wants to change." the caller honor -- a caller on the line for democrats. hi. caller: in order for the g
. and in about 45 minutes, former u.s. comp then, political strategist maria cardona and john feehery and we will discuss the arab world with a former u.s. ambassador to morocco, marc ginsburg. on this channel, "washington journal" is next, live with your phone calls. later today, we will give you a brown paper -- roundtable that will include the mayor of boston, st. paul, the minnesota, green though, mississippi, and sacramento, california. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] host: the video on your screen is some of the latest footage on the air raids in libya, courtesy of the aljazeera network. with the president act in town, questions are being raised about u.s. policy and goals in libya. that is our discussion this morning on the "washington journal" as we go through the newspapers. what do you think? how is the president handling the libya conflict so far? 202 is the area code -- how do you think the president is handling the libyan conflict. yesterday speaker john boehner sent this letter to the president. speaker boehner list several questions he asks the question
of people in shelters as u.s. family's struggle to get in touch with their loved ones. team coverage as families tried to reconnect. >> thousands of residents are losing their homes to foreclosures. the push for renters to know their rights. i am lisa robinson. that story coming up. yep, you can get a great deal on every volkswagen, including the 2011 jetta. awesome. plus it's an iihs top safety pick. even better. but they're going fast. so, i guess this is where you tell me i got to hurry or it's gone right? yep. going going gone. get it? it's funny. [ male announcer ] the volkswagen going going gone event. hurry in, and for a limited time while they last, get a 2011 jetta for $179 a month. visit vwdealer.com today. >> this actress remains in jail. she plays a drug assassin in hbo's "the wire." she claims she was not selling drugs. she says she has not turned into a life of crime. >> a surprising number, estimated 40% of all foreclosures are for an investor-and residential properties. thousands of renters are living in those houses. even though they pay rent, some are being kicked o
. >>> help from the u.s. is arriving in the quake zone. urban search and rescue teams from fairfax, virginia, and los angeles are joining rescuers from japan and other countries. highly drained dogs are able to detect live victims who might be buried in the debris. the teams land the at a u.s. air base about 150 miles north of sendai. >>> the nuclear fears from this crisis in japan are only raising concerns here in the u.s. what if such a disaster ever hit us here at home? david kerley has more on that. >> reporter: japan had never declared a nuclear emergency. it is dealing with six runaway reactors. two in dire shape. >> two reactors now where we have core that is partially melted. this is unprecedented. >> reporter: the good news, inside those buildings, the hot nuclear cores and their primary containment housings are said to be intact. but with no electricity, the japanese are reportedly using firetrucks, taking the drastic step of pumping sea water into the cores and flooding the containment housings of both reactors. a last-ditch effort to cool the cores to stop the nuclear reaction. >
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